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Merchants group hosts 5 Points cleanup

Merchants group hosts  5 Points cleanup

Members of the 5 Points Merchants Association and friends got their hands dirty last month during a neighborhood cleanup event. The group began the first phase of the re-landscaping of 5 Points between Post Street…

Grissett’s family donates park bench

Grissett’s family donates park bench

With little public fanfare but with great love, the family of former Riverside Avondale Preservation Director Bonnie Grissett donated a Boone Park bench in her name last month. The park bench is located on the…

Plans for controversial artificial reef sunk

Plans for controversial artificial reef sunk

An artificial reef planned offshore Riverfront Park in San Marco will be relocated to another site, according to District 5 City Councilwoman Lori Boyer. The reef, intended to improve on- and offshore fishing along the…

San Marco Square traffic redesign: Updated plans right on point

San Marco Square traffic redesign: Updated plans right on point

San Marco Preservation Society officials released a preliminary $120,000 budget for the redesign and construction of Balis Park in San Marco Square as new details about the project begin to emerge. Local engineer and San…

Overland Bridge work kicking into gear

Overland Bridge work kicking into gear

The state Department of Transportation held its second major public hearing meeting late last month about the upcoming Overland Bridge project — one of the largest state roadway renovations to affect the San Marco area…

Riverside Dog Park gets city nod

Riverside Dog Park gets city nod

But funding dollars needed before maintenance agreement will be signed – Riverside Avondale Preservation Executive Director Carmen Godwin said she spent an entire day last month at City Hall advocating for the neighborhood’s four-legged residents.…

YMCA announces plans for $21 million facility

YMCA announces plans for $21 million facility

Project one of several simmering in Brooklyn area – Exercising on the Northbank Riverwalk took on new meaning last month. Officials with YMCA of Florida’s First Coast announced plans for a new glass-fronted, 80,000-square-foot Yates…

Revelers celebrate Clean Water Act’s 40th

Revelers celebrate  Clean Water Act’s 40th

St. Johns River supporters gathered at Sadler Point Marina last month for a fete honoring the 40th birthday of the Clean Water Act. The event, which attracted guests of all ages, included trivia, kids’ activities,…

5 Points Village rezoning application draws ire

5 Points Village rezoning application draws ire

  Developer’s opponents seek community support for Nov. meetings – A bid to rezone the 5 Points Village shopping center in Riverside has gotten intense push back from local residents and neighborhood enthusiasts who want…

Mellow Mushroom restaurant developers can move forward with plans

Mellow Mushroom restaurant developers can move forward with plans

 Mellow Mushroom restaurant developers can move forward with plans for an Avondale restaurant following key approvals last month from two city agencies. The Jacksonville Historic Commission approved plans for the restaurant at a mid-September meeting.…

New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup

New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup

Local fans, preparation move FYC sailing team from dark horse to prominence – At a Florida Yacht Club reception given for the team that competed in the U.S. Qualifying Series (USQS) for the New York…

Festival promotes neighborhood cycling

Festival promotes neighborhood cycling

District 14 City Councilman Jim Love is looking to the local cycling community to help him promote neighborhood bicycle use as one solution to the Historic District’s multifaceted and growing parking dilemma. This summer, he…